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Purchasing Companies That Sell Technology to the Government: The Details Matter

Procurement contracts are increasingly used in both Canada and the United States (US), particularly with respect to technological services. Federal procurement expenditures for Canada amount to an average of CAD $22 billion in goods and services annually. Further, the US typically awards USD $500 billion in contracts annually, with Canadian companies actively participating in that market.

Where an acquirer is purchasing or investing in a vendor selling to government entities, the diligence process and subsequent transaction documents should carefully consider the risks arising from such dealings. Government contracting with respect to technological services, such as cloud computing, provide unique risk … Continue Reading

Tech megatrends of Q3 2013: to Q4 and beyond?

Q3 2013 in the technology M&A sector

With a quiet Q1 and Q2 in the technology M&A space, Q3 2013 brought a pleasant surprise with its surge of deal activity, making for a healthy (and busy) end of year for the sector and raising hopes that the momentum will carry into 2014, surpassing the prosperous 2012 numbers, and making next year the year of the tech deal.

Q3 dominated this year in both volume and value for technology sector deals in the U.S, the global technology hub, with volume up 97% and value up $433 million from Q2. While … Continue Reading

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